Journalist James Marshment has claimed that Leeds United target Tyler Adams is free to leave RB Leipzig this summer with the German club willing to sell him.
There have been reports stating that Leeds United are tracking the progress of Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams after it was confirmed that a deal has been agreed with Premier League champions Manchester City for the Whites’ star man Kalvin Phillips.
Adams is a 23-year-old midfielder who has notched up 75 appearances in the Bundesliga for RB Leipzig over the past four seasons, and the American midfielder has previously worked with Marsch when he was coach of Leipzig at the start of last season.
With Leeds showing interest in Tyler Adams, Marshment spoke on the Just Joe Football Show YouTube channel and gave the Whites a boost by saying that his current club are open to selling him this summer.
(16;14) “I am of the belief that Leipzig do want to sell Tyler Adams, so it doesn’t look like it would be a particularly hard one to negotiate were Leeds to go for him,” Wainman said.
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TIF Thoughts on Wainman’s comments…
With a deal being agreed for Kalvin Phillips for a fee reported to be £50 million, Jesse Marsch will be keen to act fast and use the funds to replace the England international, and with him previously working with Adams, this could speed up proceedings and make his move to Elland Road a smooth one.
Although it might not seem like a good sign that Leipzig are keen to offload the 23-year-old, he has already had a wealth of first-team experience at the top level, including two seasons playing in the Champions League where he has notched 14 appearances.
It is clear that Marsch is keen on getting players in the door that he knows will suit the way he wishes to play, so if he is determined to get Adams on board, then this is an indication of how highly he rates the young midfielder.